Print out bits of machinery
We’ve all had to take time out of a busy day to pick up small bits and pieces to get an essential piece of machinery working.
But what if we could just produce these items ourselves – at home, at the click of a button?
You may have heard of 3- D printing, but do you realise how close to reality it is for ordinary people like you and me?
Not long ago, documents had to go by mail. Now they go by email, and we think nothing of printing attached documents ourselves.
Now, we can
do something similar with 3-D printing. Also known as digital fabrication, this technology holds huge potential for farmers.
It’s a workshop that fits on your desktop and early versions are available in New Zealand at the cost of around $1500-$2000 for a good ready-to-assemble kit.